CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

CREB Staff Publications: Working Papers and Other Publications

Working Papers

Religion and Tradition in Conflict Experimentally Testing the Power of Social Norms to Invalidate Religious Law
Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2021
Christopher Engel, Klaus Heine and Shaheen Naseer

Ethnic Diversity, Concentration of Political Power and the Curse of Natural Resources GLO
Discussion Paper, No. 611, 2020
Sadia Hussain and Waqar Wadho

Home-Bias among Female Entrepreneurs: Experimental Evidence on Preferences from Pakistan
CREB Working Paper, No. 04-20, 2020
Azam Chaudhry, Giovanna d’Adda, Mahreen Mahmud and Farah Said

Impact of Parental Occupation on Career Aspirations
CREB Working Paper, No. 05-20, 2020
Fatimah Shah and Zunia Tirmazee

Innovation Strategies and Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Pakistan
GLO Discussion Paper Series, No. 466, 2020
Azam Chaudhry and Waqar Wadho

The Role of Flexibility and Planning in Repayment Discipline: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Pay-as-You-Go Off-Grid Electricity
RFF-CMCC Working Paper, No. 20-14, 2020
Jacopo Bonan, Giovanna d'Adda, Mahreen Mahmud and Farah Said

Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete
CREB Working Paper, No. 03-20, 2020
Muhammad Ahmed Nazif and Farah Said

Can Competition Reduce Moral Hazard? A Laboratory Experiment
CREB Working Paper, No. 02-20, 2020
Raja Abdur Rehman and Farah Said

Implicit and Explicit Commitment in Credit and Savings Contracts: A field experiment
NBER Working Paper, No. w25802, 2019
Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn and Farah Said

The Impact of School Facilities on Drop outs in Pakistan
CREB Working Paper, No. 03-19, 2019
Farah Said and Mahniya Zafar

Do young innovative companies create more jobs? Evidence from Pakistani textile firms
United Nations University (UNU-Merit) Working paper, 2019
Azam Chaudhry, Micheline Goedhuys and Waqar Wadho

Corruption Tax Evasion and Economic Development in Economies Hierarchical Tax Administrative System
CREB Working Paper, No. 02-19, 2019
Anum Elahi and Waqar Wadho

Intrahousehold Consumption Allocation and Demand for Agency: A triple experimental investigation
NBER Working Paper, 24977, 2018
Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Farah Said

Rent-seeking, Government Size and Economic Growth
GLO Discussion Paper, No. 131, 2017
Umair Ayaz and Waqar Wadho


The Theory of the Natural Resource Curse: A Political Economy View
CREB Working Paper, No. 01-17, 2017
Sadia Hussain and Waqar Wadho


Hiding Money: Evidence from a field experiment with aspiring female entrepreneurs
CSAE Working Paper, No. WPS/2017-07, 2017
Azam Chaudhry, Giovanna d’Adda, Mahreen Mahmud and Farah Said


Rent-seeking, Government Size and Economic Growth
GLO Discussion Paper, No. 131, 2017
Umair Ayaz and Waqar Wadho


Homophily in Strategic Behaviour in Social Interactions: Evidence from a Lab Experiment
CREB Working Paper, No. 02-17, 2017
Zeenat Ansari and Farah Said


Connections and Elections in Lahore: How Network Centrality Affects Electoral Politics in Pakistan
CREB Working Paper No. 03-16, 2016
Mahnoor Asif and Azam Chaudhry


Relative Wage Variation and Industry Location within Districts of Punjab
CREB Working Paper No. 02-16, 2016
Zunia Tirmazee


Microcredit and Microsaving for Microenterprises in Pakistan
International Growth Center Working Paper, 2016
Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn and Farah Said


Natural Disasters and Social Capital: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Pakistan
CREB Working Paper, No. 02-15, 2015
Uzma Afzal, Farah Said and Ginger Turner


Resource Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity in Punjab
CREB Working Paper No. 01-14, 2014
Muhammad Haseeb and Theresa Chaudhry


Where Do New Firms Locate? The Effects of Agglomeration on the Formation and Scale of Operations of New Firms in Punjab
Economics Discussion Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2014
Azam Chaudhry and Maryiam Haroon


Attitudes Towards Risk in the Wake of a Rare Event: Evidence from Pakistan
CREB Working Paper, No. 02-14, 2014
Uzma Afzal, Ginger Turner and Farah Said


The effects of Agglomeration on the Formation and Scale of Operation of New Firms
CREB Working Paper, No. 03-13, 2013
Maryiam Haroon


Determinants of School Choice: Evidence from Rural Punjab, Pakistan
CREB Working Paper, No. 01-13, 2013
Hamna Ahmed, Masooma Habib, Syed Ahsan Shah and Sahar Amjad Sheikh


The Effects of External Migration on Enrolments, Accumulated Schooling, and Dropouts in Punjab
CREB Working Paper No. 03-12, 2012
Rabia Arif and Azam Chaudhry


Education, Rent-seeking and the Curse of Natural Resources
MPRA Paper, 37831, University Library of Munich, Germany, 2011
Waqar Wadho


Cross Country Growth Spillovers:Seperating the Impact of Cultural Distance from Geographical Distance
CREB Working Paper No. 02-11, 2011
Azam Chaudhry and Rabia Ikram


Steal If You Need. Capitulation Wages with Endogenous Monitoring
MPRA Paper, 37839, University Library of Munich, Germany, 2009
Waqar Wadho


Implementing Decentralized Local Governance: A Treacherous Road with Potholes, Detoturs, and Road Closures
Policy Research Working Paper #3353, Washington DC: The World Bank, 2004
Theresa Chaudhry and Anwar Shah


Survey of IFC Firms on Local MBA Quality
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number 3182, World Bank, Washington D.C, 2004
Azam Chaudhry


The International Corporation's MBA Survey: How Developing Country Firms Rate Local Business Training
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number P53182, 2003
Azam Chaudhry


Procurement and the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Operations Evaluation
Department Working Paper, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2000
Azam Chaudhry


A Review of the Country Assistance Strategies and FY98 Lending for the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Strategy
Operations Evaluation Department Working Paper, World Bank, Washington D.C., 1998
Azam Chaudhry


Agricultural Growth and Economic Development: The Case of Pakistan
OECD Development Center Working Papers, 1990
Naved Hamid and Wouter Tims




Other Publications

Training Effective Altruism: Experimental evidence from Pakistan
Article: VoxDev, 2021
Daniel L. Chen, Sultan Mehmood and Shaheen Naseer

Microfinance
Microfinance Report: VoxDevLit, 3(1), 2021
Jing Cai, Erica Field, Cynthia Kinnan, Muhammad Meki, Jonathan Morduch, Jonathan de Quidt and Simon Quinn and Farah Said

COVID-19 and the Future of Microfinance: Evidence and Insights from Pakistan
Article: Mahbub Ul Haq Research Center at LUMS, 2021
Kashif Z Malik and Farah Said

Non-cognitive skills, psychological well-being and learning outcomes among college students
CREB Policy Brief, No. 02-20, 2020
Maryiam Haroon, Farah Said and Mahniya Zafar

How will coronavirus change the global microfinance industry?
Article: Economics Observatory, Aid & International Development, 2020
Muhammad Meki, Jonathan Morduch, Timothy Ogden and Simon Quinn and Farah Said

COVID-19 and well-being of female borrowers in Lahore, Pakistan
CREB Policy Brief, No. 03-20, 2020
Hamna Ahmed, Sadia Hussain and Muhammad Ahmed Nazif

Undergraduate Female Students in Lahore: Perceived Constraints to Female Labour Force Participation
CREB Policy Paper, No. 01-20, 2020
Hamna Ahmed, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said and Zunia Saif Tirmazee

COVID-19 and urban households in Lahore, Pakistan
CREB Policy Brief, No. 01-20, 2020
Hamna Ahmed, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said and Zunia Saif Tirmazee

Utilization of Health Microinsurance: Evidence from Focus Group Discussions
CREB Policy Paper, No. 02-19, 2019
Hamna Ahmed, Sadia Hussain and Muhammad Ahmed Nazif

Utilization of Health Microinsurance in Punjab: Insights from Administrative Data
CREB Policy Paper, No. 01-19, 2019
Hamna Ahmed and Sadia Hussain

Disability: Inclusion of People with Disability in Pakistan's Third Tier Organisations (TTOs)
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Research Brief, 2019
Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Muhammad Salman Khalid, Simon Quinn and Kate Vyborny

Geography of poverty and industrial clusters in Pakistan: Some policy implications
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Research Brief, 2018
Arif Naveed and Waqar Wadho

Innovation in the Textiles sector of Pakistan
International Growth Center Policy Brief, PB1803, 2018
Azam Chaudhry and Waqar Wadho

Group decision-making: Evidence from a framed field experiment with community organisations in Pakistan
CSAE Conference Proceedings, 2018
Hamna Ahmed

Demand for power and control in consumption decisions in the household
Article: VOXEU/CEPR, 2018
Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Farah Said

Rainfall shocks and child health in rural Pakistan
CSAE Conference Proceedings, 2017
Hamna Ahmed


Funding and activities of Third Tier Organizations (TTOs) in Pakistan
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Research Brief, 2017
Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizer, Simon Quinn and Kate Vyborny


Women’s Take-Up of Credit Versus Commitment Savings Products in Rural Pakistan
Article: J-PAL, 2017
Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Simon Quinn and Farah Said


Rainfall shocks and children’s well-being in India
CSAE Conference Proceedings, 2016
Hamna Ahmed


Third Tier Organizations (TTOs) and their Partner Organizations
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Research Brief, 2016
Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizer, Simon Quinn and Kate Vyborny


Women’s inclusion in Pakistan’s Third Tier Organizations (TTOs)
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Research Brief, 2015
Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizer, Simon Quinn and Kate Vyborny


Microcredit and microsaving for microenterprises in Pakistan
Blog post: International Growth Center, 2015
Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Naved Hamid and Simon Quinn


A Strategy for Reversing Pakistan’s Dismal Export Performance
CREB Policy Paper, No. 01-10, 2010
Hamna Ahmed, Naved Hamid, Mahreen Mahmud and Talal ur Rahim


South Asia: A Development Strategy for the Information Age Report on the South Asia Department
Annual Conference, Manila, Conference report: Asian Development Bank, A Report on the South Asia Department Economists' Annual Conference, 2006
Naved Hamid


Does Institutional Quality Affect the Success of Privatization Policies in Developing Countries?
Manuscript, Brigham Young University, 2003
Azam Chaudhry and Phillip Garner


Asian Cities in the 21st Century: Contemporary Approaches to Municipal Management
5 Volumes (Conference Proceedings, Editor), ADB 1997 to 2001
Naved Hamid


From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach
Oxford University Press, 1995
Naved Hamid and Pradumna B. Rana


Exchange Rate Reform in Pakistan
Geoffrey lamb, Rachel Weaving (Eds.), Managing Policy reform in the real world – Asian experiences, World Bank EDI Seminar Series, 1992
Javed Hamid and Naved Hamid


Wheat storage policy in Pakistan: implications of price policy and production instability
IFPRI 1988
Naved Hamid, Marshall Klaus, Thomas C. Pinckney and Alberto Valdes


The Wheat economy of Pakistan: setting and prospects
IFPRI Project Paper, 1987
Suzanne Gnaegy, Naved Hamid, Thomas C. Pinckney and Alberto Valdes


Agrarian Economy of Pakistan
Oxford University Press, 1986
Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi and Anjum Nasim